Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
No Limits Cafe N/A NJ United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,989,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
No Limits Cafe N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,989,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Postpartum Support International OR Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Amputee Soccer Association DE Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 409,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
No Limits Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,989,500

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13280 records found.